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Australian rugby league player banned for 'putting hand between opponent's buttocks'

(CNN)Australian rugby league player Cory Norman has been handed an eight-match suspension and £500 (approx. $605) was fined. "Hands between the opponent's player's buttocks," the Super League announced Wednesday.

The incident was between Toulouse's Norman and Warrington Wolves' Oliver Holmes after his death last Thursday. 2 occurred during his team's game.

Norman, 31, who played 11 years in Australia's National Rugby League before joining Toulouse in April, pleaded not guilty.

However, presiding Judge Sarah Wright and his two former members said they were "completely satisfied" that the act was willful.

Holmes complained about the incident during the game and also submitted a statement to the court.

"Footage of the incident shows the deliberate movement of Corey Norman's left arm, putting his hand over Oliver Holmes' head and on his buttocks," the ruling said. rice field.

"As Cory Norman explained, there is no footage anywhere of him grabbing shorts to push Oliver Holmes down." After announcing his retirement, he returned to the sport with Toulouse on a contract until the end of the current season.

The French team is currently bottom of the Superleague with four games left in the season.